Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 014

Monday, 30 September 2019

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 012 - And the winner is...

Let's see...
Jean Barby - 10, 10, 10, 10, 8, 10, 10, 9.9, 10 Total: 9.7
Jakub Bratkowski - 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 10 Total: 9.9
Michael Furry - 9, 8.5, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9.5, 9.5 Total: 9
Miro Herold #1 - 8.5, 9, 8, 7, 8, 8, 8.5, 8 Total: 8.1
                       #2 - 9.5, 9, 9, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 9, 9.5 Total: 9.3
Michael Thurow - 10, 8.5, 9.8, 9.5, 9.5, 9.9, 9, 10 Total: 9.5
Derek Cooper - 7, 8, 8.9, 8, 8, 8 Total: 7.9
István Tekler #1 - 10, 9.5, 10, 9.8, 10, 10, 10, 10 Total: 9.9
                        #2 - 10, 10, 10, 10, 9.8, 9.5, 10, 9.5 Total: 9.8
BaronVonRob #1 - 9, 10, 10, 9, 8.5, 9.5, 7.5, 7, 9, 10 Total: 8.9
                          #2 - 8.5, 8.5, 8.5, 8, 8, 9 Total: 8.4
Shimon Halperin - 8.5, 8, 8.5, 8.5, 9, 9, 8, 9.5, 9 Total: 8.6
Jakub Bratkowski from Poland and István Tekler from Hungary!!!
Congratulations guys! Different models, different scales, both brilliant! 
They both get a book and kit from our on-line store, free of any charge, courtesy of Arawasi.
Thank you all for your participation, comments and voting.
The theme for the next on-line model contest is "Japanese Night Fighters" and will start from October 15.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Artist - Vladimir Martinicky (8)

The latest work by Vladimir features a Navy Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane or Aichi E13A1 "Jake" belonging to the heavy cruiser Atago, November 1940~1941.
Wind Swords added:
This particular aircraft (JII-1) was reassigned to the heavy cruiser Chikuma in December 1941 and it along with another E13A1 from the heavy cruiser Tone (tail code JI-1) conducted a reconnaissance flight of Pearl Harbor.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

“Supercon” 2019

Fort Worth Scale Modelers
September 15th, 2019
Arlington, Texas
 Presented are a selection of Japanese aircraft models from the IPMS Fort Worth Scale Modelers show held in Arlington Texas every year in September. I apologize for the fuzzy photography in some of the shots. Sadly, the last two photos show part of a collection from a recently deceased modeler and was, unfortunately, off in a dark corner.
D. Chouinard

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 012 - SHIMON HALPERIN

Here is my Sonia built from new Wingsy kit. The kit was all inclusive, with etch and masks. Most of the markings I preferred to paint. The excellent Arawasi book is a great reference and I made some small corrections in cockpit (removed second controls in aft cockpit - I built the bomber version and not the trainer)
Hope You like it!
- Shimon Halperin -


Thursday, 19 September 2019

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 012 - BARONVONROB

I humbly present the venerable Hasegawa/Mania Kawasaki Ki48-II Type 99 Light Bomber "Lily" 34th Flight Regiment (China 1943-44) depicted in 1/72.
Built all straight out of the box using Tamiya paint mixes, along with EZline for the radio wires, Albion Alloys brass pitot and dorsal radio loop.
- BaronVonRob-

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 012 - ISTVAN TEKLER #2

My second entry is a Hasegawa 1/72 Mitsubishi Ki-67 "Hiryu" (Peggy). This is a much better detailed kit than the "Donryu". As there is always room for improvement, I used an Eduard PE set and a few scratch built parts. This time the lower hatch of the nose was opened. I managed to cut it off without ruining the rest of the clear part. All the markings are painted.
This plane belonged to the 61st Sentai in 1945.
Thanks again for your votes.
- István Tekler -

Monday, 16 September 2019

IJAAF & IJNAF photos & more

A photo I recently discovered on-sale on the Japanese Ebay.
The Navy pilot wears a Model 1929 (Showa 4) uniform. From 1926 until 1929 various uniforms from overseas were tested and this one used a water-proof fabric and zippers imported from France (Japanese didn't manufacture at the time).This design became the basis for all following Navy pilot uniforms. The color was "gray brown".
The seaplane looks to be a Yokosuka E1Y but I have my doubts. What do you think?   

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 012 - ISTVAN TEKLER #1

I’m sending my first entry to the contest, Hasegawa 1/72 Nakajima Ki-49 II "Donryu" (Hellen). I tried to improve the interior with some scratch built parts and structural details. Lacking references, Ki-21 and Ki-67 interiors were used as guidelines. To show the extra details, I wanted to open the hatch over the cockpit, so I cut this off. Due to the thick clear parts, it was quite difficult and ended up with damaged panels surrounding the open hatch. After a few days relax, I tried to replace the canopy frames with styrene strips and the clear panels with white glue. Finally it turned out to be acceptable.
I wasn’t satisfied with the engine exhausts, so cut them out and replaced with resin parts (1/48 Hayabusa exhausts - don’t tell anyone). Wheel bay doors were way too thick so these were replaced with scratched parts. The shape of the oil coolers below the engines were also modified, to look closer to the original ones.
This example belonged to the 74th Sentai and probably destroyed in the Philippines in the end of 1944. I wasn’t sure about the colour of the underside and painted it NMF, however they might have been light grey.
Thanks everyone for voting.

- István Tekler, Hungary -